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Basic Traffic Studies - Online Workshop

October 19-20, 2020

(1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time)

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

WHAT THIS IS ABOUT

The collection and analysis of data is an important step in addressing many traffic engineering issues. This course describes traffic studies related to volumes, delay, and speeds - the three most commonly performed in practice, including speed as it relates to curvature and sight distance. Each of these studies is described in detail, including theory, techniques for data collection, data analysis, and presentation of results. Upon completion of the course, the attendee should

  • understand the nature and use of the various measures,
  • be able to choose the proper equipment and locations for data collection,
  • identify the needed quantities of data to provide valid results, and
  • understand how to develop and present results from the collected data.

This class is a core curriculum requirement for TATE.

INSTRUCTOR

David Metzger
Traffic Engineer, Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization/City of Bristol, Tennessee
Mr. Metzger works on a variety of issues for the Bristol Metropolitan Planning Organization, such as long-range transportation planning and modeling. In his role as traffic engineer for the City of Bristol, Tennessee, his duties have included the development of Special Event traffic plans for a variety of events, such as parades, festivals, 5K runs, bicycle races, and over 130 races at Bristol Motor Speedway as part of teams including Public Works, Police, Fire/EMS, and event personnel, sometimes coordinating these Special Events over multiple jurisdictions and across state lines. He is also involved in the design and construction of public infrastructure components that aid in Special Event operations. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.S. degree in Transportation Engineering, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been working in Bristol for over 34 years. He is a Fellow of ITE and holds P.E. certification in both Tennessee and Virginia.

PDHs AVAILABLE

6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course (on request).

TENNESSEE ACADEMY FOR TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING (TATE)

The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.

AGENDA

Day 1
1:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern
Introduction
Traffic volume studies-Part 1
Traffic volume studies-Part 2

Day 2
1:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern
Traffic speed studies-Part 1
Traffic speed studies-Part 2
Travel time and delay studies

Please inform us if you want to receive credit for the course toward the Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering Certificate.

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is $120 per person. A city or county employee is eligible for a TTAP scholarship registration fee of $45. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office at least 10 working days in advance. Please note your employment status on the registration form. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!

Register ONLINE here.

OR:

Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.